For most educators, teaching is more than just a job . . . it’s a calling to help build a better world one student at a time. Despite the best of intentions, there are times when it becomes overwhelming to maintain this feeling. Compassion fatigue can erode the joy and happiness you once held for teaching and lead to overall negativity, cynicism, etc. This course will teach you how to put the joy back into teaching, establish professional boundaries and still gain personal satisfaction of helping shape the future without sacrificing compassion or quality instruction.
(Formerly titled: Conquer Compassion Fatigue - Self Care Strategies for Educators Rev. 7/1/2023)
Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers (Grade K-12) that regularly work with students that have physical, mental or emotional disabilities; teachers that work with abused, traumatized or neglected students, including foster care; teachers who work in areas dealing with high crime rates, poverty or violence; and teachers that routinely go “above and beyond” for the welfare of their students. Other school personnel, such as counselors, coaches and school nurses will also benefit from this course.
Course Materials: No textbook requirement
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